Colin Wood

Colin Wood

Managing Editor

Colin Wood is the managing editor of StateScoop and EdScoop. He's reported on government information technology policy for the past decade, on topics including cybersecurity, IT management and governance, health care, public safety and criminal justice reform. He grew up in Sacramento, attended California State University, Chico, and lives in Dallas.

County & Local

Next-generation 911 promises 'explosive' challenges, state CIO says

by Colin Wood • 1 hour ago

Wisconsin CIO David Cagigal says the introduction of digital networks into 911 call centers is presenting public safety officials with unfamiliar technologies.


Connecticut launches ‘problem-based’ procurement for digital government

by Colin Wood • 1 day ago

State CIO Mark Raymond said the new process should yield more creative solutions, more quickly.


North Dakota's CIO wants to automate 20 percent of state government

by Colin Wood • 2 days ago

North Dakota CIO Shawn Riley says that by boosting efficiency through the use of technology, the state is "improving lives and inspiring success."


CIO-as-broker model more secure, cost-effective, says Indiana CIO

by Colin Wood • 3 days ago

Most state chief information officers are headed toward a new mode of operating, and for good reason, according to Indiana CIO Dewand Neely.


Virginia builds new model for quantifying cybersecurity risk

by Colin Wood • 4 days ago

Where previously estimations and anecdotes sufficed, a new mathematical model will place precise dollar amounts on the IT security risks the state faces.


‘30 percent’ of Illinois state IT workforce eligible to retire

by Colin Wood • 5 days ago

State CIO Ron Guerrier says it’s a problem seen in many states, and one that’s prompted him to explore new recruitment methods.